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Punk rock bands kick off album releases at Ore Dock

The God Eaters, a local psychedelic punk rock band, shreds guitars and pounds drums on stage. The band will perform again, along with music groups The Muldoons and 34C, at the Ore Dock Brewing Co. at 8 p.m. tonight. Photo courtesy of Victor Lerulli II

Exposed bricks covered with local artists’ installations. Wooden beams wrapped with string lights. A stage made of pallets stacked like building blocks. If you’re a supporter of the Marquette music scene, you’ve definitely been here before.

The industrial interior of the Ore Dock Brewing Co. is a frequent destination for local and regional musicians of all styles and genres. This evening a new group will share the stage with local musicians tonight from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The double album release concert features the two punk bands The God Eaters and 34C, and it celebrates the reunion of The Muldoons after a 20-year hiatus, said Kris Wierenga, the Ore Dock’s booking manager. Admission is $5, and the venue will be open to adults 18 and older.

“It’s going to be a loud and raucous experience, a little more energetic than some of the other groups we have hosted,” Wierenga said.

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For The Muldoons, a local band, this is the first time since the ’90s that the original group members will perform together.

“This is definitely on the heavier side of things,” Wierenga said. “It’s going to be a little louder than folks are used to.”

The God Eaters, a three piece psychedelic punk rock band, will release their four song EP vinyl record “Fading Horizons.”

“We printed all of the record covers ourselves,” said Nick Erickson, the band’s drummer. “We were up until [2 p.m.], and we still have more to do.”

What started as a duo group with Erickson and Dylan Trost, the band’s guitarist and vocalist, turned into a trio with the arrival of Devyn Trost, Dylan’s younger brother, playing the bass. The God Eaters have released three albums on their Bandcamp profile since June 2017, one year after the band’s conception.

The official release also kicks off a weekend concert series called Thundersnow which will be in Gladstone, where 20 Midwestern rock and roll bands including The God Eaters will play over the course of three days at the Terrace Bay Hotel. More information on the event can be found of the Facebook event’s page.

They have more plans for additional albums on the horizon, said Dylan Trost. These plans include a modernist noise-style album collaboration with another Midwestern group.

“What’s nice about this band is we’re constantly creating,” Trost said. “We play what we like. If it’s hard to make music, then you’re not doing it right.”

The God Eater’s Erickson recorded and mixed 34C’s first album “Post-Breakup,” which was released last November.
This two-piece female punk band features Heather Evans and Irja Rayn, who will be officially releasing their new CD album “Butthurt.” Both members sing and switch off on the guitar and drums.

The duo has been playing together for about one year and plans to release more albums in the next few months.
“We’re very excited about this show’s lineup and where heavy music fits into the community,” Wierenga added.

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